What ’ s in My Patient Treatment Bag?

As a kid, I loved long drives with my mom. We’d listen to music, catch up and, my favorite part—I’d go through her purse. I’d read and then throw out old receipts, collect loose coins and throw out old Ziploc bags of Band-Aids or ibuprofen. You can learn a lot about someone by digging through their bag. What did I learn about my mother? She’s neurotic and quite literally prepared for anything. OK, fine, I didn’t learn that from her bag. Exploring it just confirmed what I already knew. When I began working as a PRN (as needed) speech-language pathologist at an inpatient rehab facility, I knew I’d need to get a bag together to prepare for treatment of any patient coming my way. I bet you’re wondering what that bag looked like and what I put in it. The bag I chose a travel bag with a beautiful paisley print and lots of compartments. If you need a new bag, consider a diaper bag. They contain plenty of lined compartments and are easy to clean—perhaps choose one with a padded pocket for a laptop or tablet. A backpack, rolling bag or a folding cart might also be useful. The contents Post-its are essential. Thought of a question for the treating physician? Use a post-it. Need to leave a note for the primary SLP? Leave a post-it. A patient wants to leave a note in the room in case his wife comes? Hand him a post-it. Can I Do My CF in a Hospital? Use Memory Diaries to Help Patients Get Back on Track After Delirium Help Clients With...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Health Care Slider Speech-Language Pathology Aphasia Apraxia of Speech bilingual service delivery Cognitive Rehabilitation Speech Disorders Swallowing Disorders Traumatic Brain Injury Voice Disorders Source Type: blogs

Related Links:

Publication date: January 2020Source: Biometric Technology Today, Volume 2020, Issue 1Author(s): US NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) has released three new biometric databases – featuring fingerprints, facial photographs and iris scans – designed to help researchers reduce the error rates of biometric systems.
Source: Biometric Technology Today - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Biometric Technology Today, Volume 2020, Issue 1Author(s): Jason TooleyThe use of biometrics by police forces has rarely been out of the headlines over the past year. As with many emerging technologies, it has hit significant hurdles. Recently in an unprecedented move, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) – the government body responsible for GDPR and data privacy enforcement – launched an independent investigation into the use of facial recognition at London's King's Cross train station, after it was revealed that the general public were having their faces scan...
Source: Biometric Technology Today - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
In this research, the hydrothermal method was used for synthesising cellulose acetate (CA) templated nanorods like CuS fibres using vegetable extract (Brassica oleracea var. italica). These extracts act as a reducing agent in the presence of CA. Surprisingly, when the same reaction was carried out in the absence of CA and broccoli extract, structural morphology disappeared and was found as agglomerated. In the presence of cellulose templated extract mediated CuS has revealed as nanorods like fibres and was confirmed by field emission scanning electron microscope analysis. Their crystallinity property of CuS nanoparticles (...
Source: IET Nanobiotechnology - Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research
To sustained release of an anticancer drug, oxaliplatin (OX), a non-toxic and biocompatible nanocarrier based on bovine serum albumin (BSA) were synthesised by desolvation method and characterised using Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and dynamic light scattering. The results showed that the BSA nanoparticles (BSANPs) with a mean magnitude of 187.9 ± 1.2 nm have spherical morphology with a smooth surface and a uniform distribution. Furthermore, OX was loaded onto the BSANPs and the loading was confirmed...
Source: IET Nanobiotechnology - Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2020Source: Journal of Molecular StructureAuthor(s): J. Mobika, M. Rajkumar, V. Nithya Priya, S.P. Linto SibiAbstractNano-biocomposites that mimics bone’s extracellular matrix with hydroxyapatite as an inorganic and silk fibroin as organic phase for three different ratios via a simple in-situ co-precipitation method have been synthesized. The silk fibroin, a biodegradable polymer from cocoons of Bombyx mori silkworm were extracted by employing a chemical-free High-Temperature High-Pressure method as a degumming route. Then followed by the regeneration process which was do...
Source: Journal of Molecular Structure - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: BiointerfacesAuthor(s): Susmita Biswas, Udita Chatterjee, Sriparnika Sarkar, Finaz Khan, Debbethi Bera, Madhumita Mukhopadhyay, Soumyabrata Goswami, Sandip Chakrabarti, Susmita DasAbstractLow Molecular Weight (LMWG) gelators are small molecules that form supramolecular self-assembly involving physical forces and are highly biocompatible. However, fragility of these physical gels restricts their applicability where gels of higher mechanical strength are required. Herein, we have developed two different types of 2-D carbon nanomaterials viz. g...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - BiomembranesAuthor(s): Gopal Pandit, Karishma Biswas, Suvankar Ghosh, Swapna Debnath, Anil P. Bidkar, Priyadarshi Satpati, Anirban Bhunia, Sunanda ChatterjeeAbstractThe widespread abuse of antibiotics has led to the use of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as a replacement for the existing conventional therapeutic agents for combating microbial infections. The broad-spectrum activity and the resilient nature of AMPs has mainly aggrandized their utilization. Here, we report the design of non-toxic, non-hemolytic and salt tolerant und...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Biomembranes - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Phytochemistry, Volume 172Author(s): Kajal Chakraborty, Tima AntonyAbstractThree macrolides bearing the carbon framework of oxabicyclo[21.3.1]heptacosa-ene-diones (A and B) and oxabicyclo[19.3.1]pentacosa-ene-dione (C) were isolated and characterised from the organic extract of the intertidal red seaweed Gracilaria salicornia (family Gracilariaceae), which were named as salicornolides A-C. These natural macrolides were conformationally pre-organised ring structure providing diverse functionalities, and their potential bioactive properties led to the development of pharmacophores with ant...
Source: Phytochemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2020Source: Microchemical JournalAuthor(s): Yisheng Chen, Caihong Huang, Zhengyu Jin, Xueming Xu, Yina Cai, Yuxiang BaiAbstractGinkgo biloba was a popular phytomedicine as the essential ingredient of many food supplement. In this work, a bio-inspired HPTLC method was proposed for the visualized screening of nifedipine adulteration in food supplement based on Gingko biloba. To customize the visualization of the analyte by inhibiting bacterium (Photobacterium phosphoreum) bioluminescence, the silica gel plate that gives the highest detectability was selected as the stationary pha...
Source: Microchemical Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: ChemistryAuthor(s): Xiaohong Qin, Xiaoxiong Zhang, Wenjun Zhang, Cuiliu Li, Chengyu ZhuAbstractHerein, a series of novel dual-mode NaYF4:Ln/NaYF4:Eu (Ln = Yb, Er, Tm) composites involving up-conversion and down-shifting luminescence have been prepared by a facile synthetic method. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, up-conversion and down-shifting fluorescence spectrometer were used to characterize the materials. By doping diff...
Source: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
More News: Aphasia | Brain | Dementia | Health Management | HIV AIDS | Hospitals | Ibuprofen | Learning | Neurology | Pathology | PET Scan | Rehabilitation | Speech and Language Disorders | Speech Therapy | Speech-Language Pathology | Universities & Medical Training